A Melody for James – Hallee Bridgeman

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Summary: Two worlds collide after a series of unfortunate events. Melody Mason, a graduate of Julliard, and James Montgomery, a genius working on a special project, meet in an airport after their worlds come undone. Years later, after sharing a memorable day at the airport, Melody and James reconnect. Now, she’s a rising country music star and he’s picking up the pieces of his former life. Knowing that God has brought them together for a reason, they become husband and wife. But all the while, in the background, there is a plot thickening to bring their new life together crashing down. How do their two worlds unknowingly intertwine? Will their faith in God remain? Find out, in Hallee Bridgeman’s newest book, A Melody for James.

Review: Having read Hallee’s The Jewel AnthologyI had high hopes for A Melody for James. I was not disappointed! Once the suspense started to really pick up about halfway through the book I found myself getting goosebumps, and that doesn’t happen often when I read. I love a good suspense novel, and I can get behind a romance novel if it’s clean, but throw the two together and man, you’ve got a good book! Enough suspense to keep you guessing and enough romance to make you go “Awwww”. The twist at the end totally hit me. I’m usually pretty good about figuring out things but I totally missed this one!

I think my favorite character would have to be James. He reminded me a lot of Tony Stark from Iron Man, only a Christian version. The opening sequence is quite the hook too. Hallee does a great job developing her characters. If they were real people, they’d be the kind where their faith is evident in their actions (when they’re back on track) and I appreciate that. If you’re looking for a great summer read and you like a little suspense with some clean romance thrown in, I would recommend you try A Melody for James.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This post also contains affiliate links to Amazon, I will make a small percentage of all sales generated from them.

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